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A Promise is a Promise [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Michael Kusugak , Vladyana Krykorka
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Feb. 1 1992 Classic Munsch

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

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Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas's Snowsuit, David's Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.


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About the Author

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).


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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping promises Feb. 10 2002
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The Qallupilluq is an imaginary Inuit creature that lives on Hudson Bay, according to the book's afterward. This troll-like thing wears a parka made of loon feathers and is said to grab children when they walk near the cracks in the ice.
This creature was invented much like others' hobgoblins, to frighten children into listening to their parents.
This version of an encounter with the Qallupilluit comes from Michael Kusugak, an Inuit man who was raised in the Arctic. He sent it to Robert Munsch, who had stayed with Kusugak's family while visiting Rankin Inlet in Canada's Northwest Territories.
The result is a dance with some of the greater truths that transcend all cultures. Alyssa A. Lappen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10 2014
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Great
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book May 23 2014
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I remember reading this book as a child and I love sharing it with my kids now. This is a good book for teaching kids to keep their word.
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2.0 out of 5 stars what is this, a children's horror strory? April 4 2014
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In my opinion It is a scary story for children "human child, human child" is one of lines repeated throughout the book. The message is don't tell a lie, but it is a bit intense when the consequence for lying is loosing your siblings to the spirits of the sea who chant "human child, human child".
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5.0 out of 5 stars great Jan. 3 2013
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A great book for teaching and the understanding of a promise is a promise for the grandkids . loved it.
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